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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2013, 10:23 AM
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Views: 1,451
Posted By eabbmom
Littlestarlet- I didn't want any early...

Littlestarlet- I didn't want any early ultrasounds and then I had a lot of pain and they did one. They found a subchorionic bleed,it's resolved now but I really didn't need the worry. I do not like...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By eabbmom
I don't know how you were tracking or if you...

I don't know how you were tracking or if you were tracking at all. I was a week off according to the measurements and at this point the measurements they take are pretty right on for dating. I would...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By eabbmom
Can you contact an experienced herbalist? Is...

Can you contact an experienced herbalist? Is there an herb store near you? I would definitely take a blood builder like chlorophyll, but that is the extent of what I can recommend.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By eabbmom
Going with midwife care either at home or one...

Going with midwife care either at home or one based in a hospital is great advice. Get some reading done, the books listed above are great. Find a support group, locally if you can, of other young...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-27-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By eabbmom
Work on your trauma with someone. It is hard to...

Work on your trauma with someone. It is hard to constantly relive your experience whenever you hear a monitor on TV or dream about it and imagine your baby isn't going through the same thing. My son...
Forum: Homebirth   05-27-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By eabbmom
I'm sorry that your hospital is like that, I'm...

I'm sorry that your hospital is like that, I'm glad you found out now. It is so unfortunate that hospitals can't all be progressive and follow evidence based practices to help mom and baby. I hope a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,475
Posted By eabbmom
I think it is safe to not worry about these...

I think it is safe to not worry about these things until you visit the hospital you would transfer to and ask about them. Hospitals can get a bad rap and while some deserve, many do not. Ask about...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By eabbmom
I belong to a group on Facebook that is in ABQ...

I belong to a group on Facebook that is in ABQ but we have members up north...you can pm if you want an admins name to join. Have you been by Indigo Baby? She might have some leads.
Forum: Homebirth   05-25-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By eabbmom
I think that all birth camps have their...

I think that all birth camps have their fundamentalists that do their share of inciting fears and myths about the otherside. The best you can do is try and stay on the middle path. Really unpleasant...
Forum: Homebirth   05-24-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By eabbmom
A doctor and hospital wouldn't accept a document...

A doctor and hospital wouldn't accept a document like that with the legal ties because it opens them up to litigation. Write your plan, know the hospital rules and state laws, and make sure you have...
Forum: Homebirth   05-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By eabbmom
It sounds like you made a great decision for...

It sounds like you made a great decision for your family. A doula will most certainly make the birth feel more homey. Know your hospitals routines and rules so you'll know where you'll need to be...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By eabbmom
Just your body gearing up. Baby moving, waters...

Just your body gearing up. Baby moving, waters intact, you're golden mama.
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-22-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 105
Posted By eabbmom
DH's birthday! December 28.

DH's birthday! December 28.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-22-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By eabbmom
Im so glad it went well and you had supportive...

Im so glad it went well and you had supportive team of care provider. Being able to make choices is so important. Congratulations!
Forum: Midwives   05-21-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By eabbmom
A good first step is to learn about the types of...

A good first step is to learn about the types of midwives and which you would like to be. With the political climate around CPMS I think that is is a good idea to look into the CNM credential...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-20-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 45
Posted By eabbmom
I have such a hard time relaxing until I feel...

I have such a hard time relaxing until I feel regular movement. The FDA does not approve of the use of home Dopplers. I am trying to restrict how much interference bub gets this time. I'm just...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 55
Posted By eabbmom
Strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream! I...

Strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream! I swear it makes my nausea better too!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By eabbmom
We have a Facebook group called Albuquerque...

We have a Facebook group called Albuquerque Attachment Mom's. If you PM me I can give you the name of an admin to request membership. There are a few moms with autistic children in our group.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By eabbmom
And yes, take Katie's advice. It is great advice.

And yes, take Katie's advice. It is great advice.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By eabbmom
Changes in your cervix can happen quickly....

Changes in your cervix can happen quickly. Medical inductions can take a long time, try and rest now and see if you can put together a support team to relieve your partner, bring food ect. Sometimes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By eabbmom
At two hospitals I've been in there were...

At two hospitals I've been in there were thermostats I was welcome to change. That is 6 rooms + the ER rooms at my local hospital. Definitely worth verifying for your hospital.
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-18-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 55
Posted By eabbmom
Lemonade, straight sauerkraut, oranges, chicken...

Lemonade, straight sauerkraut, oranges, chicken (wendy's:(), green tea...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By eabbmom
Are you 38 weeks? Medical induction and natural...

Are you 38 weeks? Medical induction and natural inductions alike will not work easily if your body is not physically ready. A key to induction is understanding and knowing your Bishops score. A...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-18-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26
Posted By eabbmom
I don't know. With DS I felt movement at...

I don't know. With DS I felt movement at thirteen weeks with an anterior placenta. I'm eight weeks now and I swear I feel baby sometimes.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By eabbmom
The birth ball is nice, too bad the hospital...

The birth ball is nice, too bad the hospital doesn't have them. I liked having a spray that smelled really good to me. You can just turn off the lights if you want it mellow, I'm not buying...
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